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Sanford vetoes bill regulating polo horse pharmacy orders

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The governor has vetoed a bill to regulate pharmacists who fill orders for performance-enhancing substances given to polo horses. The bill would have required a pharmacist to list each ingredient in the compound and certify the product with a signature. But Carmelo Cinqueonce, exe...

06/05/09 - 2:26pm

UGA moves ahead on med school

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Navy's transfer of its Prince Avenue supply corps school to the University of Georgia is going well, even though the federal government has not signed off on it, Athens officials said Thursday. The university will admit the first class to its new medical school, temporarily h...

06/05/09 - 2:26pm

Bryant, L.A. take control early

LOS ANGELES – Redemption could be coming quickly for the Los Angeles Lakers. Playing tougher than they did a year ago, Kobe Bryant and his teammates took control in the second quarter and ran away to a 100-75 victory over the Orlando Magic in Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight. A year ago in th...

06/05/09 - 12:10am

Crosby lifts Pittsburgh to win

PITTSBURGH – Sidney Crosby scored his first goal in four games in the Stanley Cup Finals to put Pittsburgh ahead midway through the second period, helping the Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 tonight to even the series. Evgeni Malkin opened the scoring, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 37 sav...

06/04/09 - 10:54pm

Wagener man dies in crash

A 40-year-old Wagener man died in a single-vehicle accident Thursday night, according to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office. Stanley A. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened about 6:15 p.m., Coroner Tim Carlton said. Mr. Jones was traveling north on South Carolina...

06/04/09 - 10:36pm

Trooper fired over DUI charge

COLUMBIA — A 23-year veteran of the South Carolina Highway Patrol who was charged with driving under the influence has been fired. The Highway Patrol says Lance Cpl. Lisa M. Lindler was arrested by Cayce police Wednesday night. State Public Safety Department Director Mark Keel says he reviewe...

06/04/09 - 10:20pm

Man sought in Aiken robbery

Aiken authorities are seeking a man who robbed the Price Shell at the corner of Whiskey Road and Price Avenue today. The robber is described as black, in his late 20s to early 30s, clean shaven with a bald head. He was last seen wearing a blue and white plaid shirt with blue jean shorts. He displa...

06/04/09 - 9:17pm

Cavs' star forced to pay $25,000

NBA commissioner David Stern said LeBron James has been fined $25,000 for skipping the postgame news conference after Cleveland lost to Orlando in the Eastern Conference Finals. Stern said tonight that he spoke with the Cavaliers star on Wednesday and that James admitted he was wrong to not congrat...

06/04/09 - 8:38pm

Teams to play twin bill Friday

The Augusta GreenJackets game scheduled for tonight at Rome was postponed because of rain and wet field conditions. The game will be made up as part a doubleheader on Friday. The decision to postpone the game was made following a day of rain in the Rome area and after an hour-long rain delay at th...

06/04/09 - 8:35pm

USC Upstate golfer up by one

AIKEN — Josh Gallman shot 70 today and holds a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Palmetto Amateur at Palmetto Golf Club. The USC Upstate golfer, who won the 2006 Southern Cross Junior Invitational at Palmetto, stands at 3-under-par 137 at the halfway point. David Gies II (68), Hunter Sl...

06/04/09 - 8:02pm

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